Monday, June 22, 2015

Pink and stripes

This outfit really speaks for itself. I went a little matchy matchy with the top and the bag, but I could not resist! I almost reached for my blush pumps instead of these, but I loved the idea of finishing off the look with some crisp white shoes. And yes, I'm rocking my metal bib necklace. Again. #sorrynotsorry

Sunnies: Ray Ban | Necklace: Purple Peridot | Bag: Kate Spade (option) | Top: Express | Bracelets: H&M | Shorts: Express | Shoes: Vince Camuto

Last week, I found out that one of my friend's brothers, who was also a friend of mine - the three of us used to wait tables together - passed away suddenly. He was my age and it's just hard to wrap my head around that. Someone on Facebook said that this is stuff we should be hearing about when we're in our 80s, not right now. Totally true. 

It's made me a bit retrospective about people in your past and how your life paths can be completely different but for that one moment in time, your paths crossed and you have common memories. And no matter how much time has passed since you've last talked, you still have that feeling of loss when there's that permanency of knowing you will never interact with them again.

Sorry, definitely didn't mean for this to be an emotional or Debbie Downer post. My point is that I feel that way about all of you with whom I interact because of this blog. I've been awful at replying or acknowledging comments, but I do read all of them and I am thankful that for whatever reason, our paths are crossing right now.


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  1. you look so good in pink and i love how the black / white contrasts with it!

    cute & little

  2. Hot in pink! Great color and outfit.

    ~ xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  3. I love your purse - so pretty!

    - Deniz

  4. thank you for linking up!! this hot pink looks amazing on you!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  5. I'm so sorry. I've never lost anyone close to me yet, thankfully, so I have yet to experience the firsthand emotional impact the death of an acquaintance, or a friend or a family member is like, and I can only imagine right now. I do however think about the effects death has on people. It's curious, and it's very intriguing, but it's terrifying at the same time. Being able to breathe and interact and just be has never been as apparent or profound than in times of loss or when loss just looms around the corner.

    That said, let's move on to how gorgeous you look! Your top is absolutely gorgeous and the striped skirt is SO classy!

    May x | THE MAYDEN

    1. Oh, and also, take care of those sunnies because I just might go and steal them from you.

      Lots of love, Carylee! <3

      May x | THE MAYDEN

  6. oh wow I'm so sorry you lost your friend, that's terrible. Things happen so quickly so let's always be grateful for our lives and loved ones. Needless to say this outfit is beyond cute, love it.


  7. Hi I am so sorry to hear about your friend. That's horrible news hope you feel better. Your otfit looks so cute, I love the pink top.

    Deb x
    Elegantly Fashionable

  8. So sorry to hear about your friend! It's hard to wrap your head around of losing someone so you with a life ahead of him.
    Red Reticule | Red Reticule Collection

  9. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Carylee. It's never easy news to get, no matter how old people are.

    On a lighter note, the hot pink is a great colour on you.

    Away From The Blue

  10. So sorry to hear about your friend! I wish you and your brother strength through this hard time!

    You look absolutely amazing though! Pink is such a great color on you!

    Xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  11. I'm sorry about your friend..I hope you are doing okay.
    Anyways, I love that combo together! Hot pink looks good with anything but I think it looks best with stripes!

  12. So cute and chic! Love the stripes and of course the pink.
    xo, Lee

  13. I LOVE all of the pink! What a bright, fun look.


  14. So sorry to hear about your friends brother! Stuff like that never makes sense : (.

  15. So sorry for your loss. I will say a prayer for your friend. You look great in this bold pink color. :)


  16. I love all of the pink in this outfit - that bag and those sunnies are a match made in heaven!

    Sorry to hear about your friend - life is too short - always a good reminder never to take it for granted <3
    xoox Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  17. Gosh, this post is such a juxtaposition between your cheery outfit and sad news I don't know quite how to comment! But I think real life and relationships are more important than cute outfits so I'll go with "real life." I am so sorry for your unexpected loss. I know what a shock it is to the system to find out that kind of news. It's not easy but it does certainly make us love and appreciate those around us just a little bit more because we really never know what tomorrow will bring.